Ukip, who won nearly four million votes at the 2015 general election, saw their vote collapse and go to the two main parties in the wake of the Brexit vote. Now, everyone in Britain is trying to figure out what happens next.

Ms May said she called the crucial general election in order to strengthen her hand in the Brexit negotiations but her party lost seats and failed to reach a majority.

However, shadow defence secretary Nia Griffith has called on Theresa May to step aside to allow Labour a chance to form a minority government.

May met with the Queen of England Friday morning, giving a statement saying that, with the support of the Northern Irish party, she will form her own government.

The Labour MP, who has been a critic of leader Jeremy Corbyn, said he recognised the party ran an "effective campaign" but a Conservative prime minister now sits in No 10.

What does this mean for the United Kingdom and the Conservatives?

With all but one of the seats declared, the Conservatives, or "Tories", had taken 318 seats, which means voters have elected their second hung parliament in less than a decade.

As a parliamentary system, the UK's government is formed by the party that holds the majority of seats in the parliament.

But McDonnell, a long-term ally of Jeremy Corbyn, said Labour would seek tariff-free access to economic bloc in a bid for a "jobs first" Brexit.

EU Economy Commissioner Pierre Moscovici, meanwhile, said May had "lost her bet", while the timetable for Brexit talks, due to begin in 10 days' time, has been thrown into disarray, raising suggestions that it could be extended.

The Prime Minister called what she thought would be a Brexit-focused election, but the issue was quickly overshadowed by security as two deadly terror attacks, in Manchester and London, struck during the campaign period.

"I don't think that's in the hearts and minds of Londoners at the minute, (not) almost as much as security is", said Sheard, 22.

May may yet face a leadership challenge.

That said, Theresa May is consulting with senior party colleagues about forming a minority government, media reports said Friday. There was no landslide one way or the other, but at least one government minister has lost her seat.

Confident of a sweeping victory, Mrs May had called the snap election to strengthen her hand in the European Union divorce talks.

"I don't worry about that, partly because I think that the Democratic Party has stayed pretty grounded in fact and reality", Obama told Axelrod at the time.

Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, added: "We don't know when Brexit talks start".


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